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Hot Brine Bath, Shanklin

Description: Hot Brine Bath

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 310248

OS Grid Reference: SZ5850681050
OS Grid Coordinates: 458506, 81050
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6262, -1.1742

Location: Everton Lane, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6BW

Locality: Shanklin
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England
Postcode: PO37 6BW

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Listing Text

1352-0/8/213 Hot Brine Bath

Hot brine bath. c1845. Marble basin with sloping back and 2
steps at front facilitated by means of ramped wooden handrail
with turned wooden balusters. This was removed from
Fishermans's Cottage in 1970 (see item 8/212). Sea water was
piped to the cottage and heated in a large copper tank by
means of a fire underneath. Hot brine baths were thought to
have special health-giving properties but the practice became
less common towards the end of the C19 when sea bathing became
more popular. Included for historical interest.

Listing NGR: SZ5850681050

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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